Work Smarter, Not Harder: Digital Technology for Electrical Contractors

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Trade Show Education: Contractor Solutions

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Apprentice Day, Convention Education, Exhibitor, NECA Convention and Trade Show (Full Meeting), Press Registration, Speaker Registration, Trade Show Only


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The U.S. is in a massive shift towards electrification, posing challenges and opportunities for electrical contractors. We’ll explore how digital tech like AR enhances safety during installation, and remote monitoring tools boost workforce flexibility. Federal funding and local incentives are reshaping our electrical infrastructure, with a focus on renewables, demanding more from contractors. During this session we will demonstrate how technology helps us adapt swiftly and safely to the energy transition.


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    Mike Hoppe

    ABB Electrification

    “Mike joined ABB in 2021, as U.S. Product Marketing Director for the EL Digital portfolio. Prior to coming to ABB, Mike was the product leader for building controls at Daikin, and prior to that, he was a senior product marketing manager for the Home Comfort business line at Honeywell.

  • Mike Dutoit Headshot

    Mike Dutoit

    ABB Electrification

    Mike is the U.S. product marketing manager for low-voltage power and insulated case circuit breakers at ABB Electrification — Smart Power Division, a global leader in electrical products and solutions operating in over 100 countries. With over 15 years of experience in the electrical industry and 10 years with ABB, Mike brings a passion for advanced circuit breaker technology. He is responsible for the overall product strategy, positioning, and commercialization for the United States.